This is an exciting time as Transit for Livable Communities looks to become even stronger and more vital leaders in the movement to transform transportation in Minnesota. For an overview of our recent work, download our 2016 spring newsletter and 2014 annual report.
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In Seattle, WA, Maggieh Rathbun, a 55-year-old diabetic who has no car, takes an hour-long bus ride to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. She cannot haul more than a few small bags at a time so she shops frequently—if she feels well enough. “It depends on what kind of day I’m having with my diabetes to decide whether I’m going to make do
with a bowl of cereal or try to go get something better,”
she told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
TLC members, allies, and staff are working together to make change in Minnesota. For highlights from our recent work to advance transit, bicycling, and walking in the metro and beyond, download our winter 2014-2015 print newsletter and 2013 annual report.
On June 14, the opening of the Green Line will mark a monumental moment in the Twin Cities’s transit trajectory—but what’s next? How will specific transit plans and priorities shape the future of our cities? And how do we keep up the momentum for expanding transit options throughout the metro?
In 2012, the Met Council started a two‐year process to update its thirty‐year regional plan. The new plan is called Thrive MSP 2040. If done well, it will provide
a persuasive, strategic vision for the region, one that includes greatly expanded,
affordable, and sustainable transportation choices.
A number of peer regions, including Atlanta, Denver, Portland, Salt Lake City,
Sacramento, San Francisco and Seattle, have recently released similar plans, many
with a strong land use component. Transit for Livable Communities reviewed
these plans from around the country. Here are ten themes consistently advanced
by our peer regions.